Monthly Archives: November 2010

Being Funny Workshop December 1-3


with renowned instructor Adam Paolozza

Why do we laugh? What makes us? How does it happen?
…Based on the work of famed teacher Jacques Lecoq, this theatre workshop explores clown, physical comedy and the fine art of making people laugh. Over the three days we will use games, exercises and improvisations to explore:

  • le jeu (comic play)
  • the clown
  • using space and rhythm to create characters and situations
  • the imposition of rules and the joy at breaking them
  • comic acrobatics (prat-falls, hat tricks, working with funny objects etc.)
  • finding the comic in the everyday situation

This workshop is designed for performers of all disciplines who wish to create their own work, improve their presence, timing, balance and find the pleasure of playing in front of an audience. It is for those who wish to take a risk, be vulnerable and open themselves to the moment.

December 1 10-2pm
December 2 10-2pm
December 3 11-3pm

Pia Bouman’s Studio
6 Noble Street (In Parkdale, one block West of Dufferin and North of Queen)

20% Union discount
OR sign up on or before November19 and receive the 20% Union discount
*Some scholarships available*
*Payment plans available*
Spaces Limited

Contact Adam Paolozza for more details at:

Spent is Open October 29-November 29, 2010

Only 24 shows! Don’t miss the show that everyone is Raving about!!


“I honestly don’t think I’ve ever seen such flawless performances on stage and I can’t imagine the insane amount of energy, talent and technique required to pull it all off.” Mooney on Theatre

“NNNN” critics pick Now Magazine

“If you wanna laugh yourself silly, see _Spent_… A wonderful combination of incisive satire and sharp physical comedy…Performers Paolozza and Jain are impeccable” -Jon Kaplan, Now Magazine

“_Spent_ is first class theatre from powerhouse creators… The brilliance of the show is how two human bodies can create whole vistas of images through movement and Andre du Toit’s innovative lighting”-Paula Citron, Classical 96.3FM

“Jain and Paolozza are talented clowns, and under the often expert direction of Smith and Gilmour, they create moments of inspired lunacy that drew delighted guffaws.”-John Colbourn, Toronto SUN

Spent was honored with three 2010 Dora nominations, including Best Production and Best New Play. Spent won the 2010 Dora for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble.

Spent is a co-production between TheatreRUN, TheatreSmith-Gilmour and Why Not Theatre
For Tickets:
October 29-November 28 @ 8pm,
Sundays Matinee at 2:30pm PWYC